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    • American Rust

    • By: Philipp Meyer
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 266

    Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, American Rust is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation-as well as the acts of friendship, loyalty, and love-that arise from its loss. From local bars to train yards to prison, it is the story of two young men, bound to the town by family, responsibility, inertia, and the beauty around them, who dream of a future beyond the factories and abandoned homes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Web of Despair and Desperation

    • By Darwin8u on 07-16-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Winter Garden

    • A Novel
    • By: Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,608
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,595

    Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I thought I made a mistake

    • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

    Regular price: $24.61

    • March

    • By: Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated by: Richard Easton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 810
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 505
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 507

    As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the war, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. Riveting and elegant as it is meticulously researched, March is an extraordinary novel woven out of the lore of American history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, greatly narrated

    • By Paula on 07-30-06

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Other Wes Moore

    • One Name, Two Fates
    • By: Wes Moore, Tavis Smiley (afterword)
    • Narrated by: Wes Moore
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330

    Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful lesson in self-determination

    • By Aneesah on 02-04-13

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Imperfect Birds

    • By: Anne Lamott
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Rosie Ferguson is 17 and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. She's intelligent (she aced AP physics), athletic (a former state-ranked tennis doubles champion), and beautiful. She is, in short, everything her mother, Elizabeth, hoped she could be. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Imperfect birds not quite perfect but good.

    • By Susan on 05-01-10

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Rescue

    • A Novel
    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma--streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • "Rescue"

    • By Pamela Harvey on 12-02-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Stern Men

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Off the coast of Maine, Ruth Thomas is born into a feud fought for generations by two groups of local lobstermen over fishing rights for the waters that lie between their respective islands. At 18, she has returned from boarding school - smart as a whip, feisty, and irredeemably unromantic - determined to throw over her education and join the "stern men" working the lobster boats.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Thumbs Down!

    • By Jean on 05-04-10

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Girl in Translation

    • By: Jean Kwok
    • Narrated by: Grayce Wey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 857
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 855

    When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family's future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition-Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Precious

    • By Caziopia on 07-13-10

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Light in August

    • By: William Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,559
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,938

    An Oprah's Book Club Selection regarded as one of Faulkner's greatest and most accessible novels, Light in August is a timeless and riveting story of determination, tragedy, and hope. In Faulkner's iconic Yoknapatawpha County, race, sex, and religion collide around three memorable characters searching desperately for human connection and their own identities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • so large, so powerful, so conflicted

    • By Darwin8u on 09-17-17

    Regular price: $34.94

    • The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

    • By: Kelly O'Connor McNees
    • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In the best-selling tradition of Loving Frank and March comes a novel for anyone who loves Little Women. Millions of readers have fallen in love with Little Women. But how could Louisa May Alcott-who never had a romance-write so convincingly of love and heart-break without experiencing it herself?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Virginia on 10-28-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Dune Road

    • A Novel
    • By: Jane Green
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    Dune Road is the story of life in an exclusive beach town after the tourists have left for the summer and the eccentric (and moneyed) community sticks around. Our heroine is a single mom who works for a famous - and famously reclusive - novelist. When she stumbles on a secret that the great man has kept hidden for years, she knows that there are plenty of women in town who would love to get their hands on it - including some who fancy the writer for themselves.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • just alright...

    • By Annie on 10-12-09

    Regular price: $31.50